All Locations > Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sycamore Canyon > Volunteer Canyon > South Side > West End Wall
Avg: 3.7 from 20 votes
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft|
|FA:||JJ Schlick 2011|
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|Shared By:||JJ Schlick on Aug 13, 2011|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionPhantasm is one of the most unique lines I've ever established on basalt, and only seems to appear as you rap down it. From the climbers left side of the drainage at a large half alive ponderosa which juts off the edge of the rim, rappel past knobby horns, down 90' to an excellent belay ledge, fixed belay.
From the deluxe ledge, tackle the slightly overhanging dihedral with thuggy hand and finger pods (5.10). Take a moment at the break before the rail traverse, and eye it well. Once on the move again pop up to the jug, and then start moving past perfect jugs and textured smearing towards the steep thin crack.
Entering the thin crack, and then getting into the hanging stem box is the crux of the route. This section is exciting, engaging, and ever so slightly enigmatic. After you plug some small gear and enter into the stem box be prepared for some intriguing, and semi technical stemming for 30' of airy exposure in the shallow box. At the top of the box there is a good #.75 Camalot in a diagonal slot/handhold. One final tricky section exiting the top of the box to the right is followed by easier blocky climbing to the top.